Having a quality vacuum is important for your home. Your vacuum not only helps to keep your floor looking clean, but the latest models are equipped with filters that help reduce allergens to keep your home healthy. When shopping for a vacuum, don’t be overwhelmed by all of your options.

Let us know what type of flooring you have, what you hope to get from your vacuum and your budget. We’ll listen to your concerns, ask questions and offer recommendations.

Work With A Trusted Team

You can count on us to provide you with the best products and advice for your specific needs. Since 1988, our family owned and operated shop has built a reputation for quality and customer satisfaction.

Get Your New Vacuum Today

You’ll find that we have over 40 different models in stock, so you will be able to take your new vacuum home today. Stop in Monday through Saturday, and speak with our experts to find your perfect vacuum.

Choose From Top Brands

Riccar: University Vacuum & Sewing loves Riccar vacuums. We recommend them highly to all of our family and friends. All upright vacuum cleaners from Riccar are built with American pride in St. James, Missouri.

Sebo: The canister vacuum by Sebo is perfect for all floor types and is made in Germany.

Lindhaus: This professional line of vacuum is great for commercial use.

Dyson: Dyson offers a wide variety of options, including all the new models that are offered. Dyson makes the only bagless vacuum we recommend.

Royal: Royal makes the only carpet extractor we recommend!

Sanitaire: Long-lasting and durable, with service parts easily available.

Great Starter Vacuums

University Vacuum & Sewing also offers some amazing starter or secondary vacuums. These vacuums still provide great suction to get the home and hard to reach spots clean, but typically do not last as long or have the same effectiveness as the name brands above. Some of the brands we carry are:


  • Hoover
  • Eureka
  • Bissell
  • Dirt Devil
  • Carpet Pro
  • Shark
  • ReadiVac

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Monday         9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday         9:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday   9:00am - 2:00pm

Thursday       9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday             9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday        9:00am - 2:00pm

Closed on Sunday


5739 University Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515) 255-3878


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